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Sneha Solanki works across disciplines with emergent, precarious and the overlooked to produce works, events and collaborations that utilise open, de-centered methods which engender and embody knowledge. Sneha has made works with bacteria following protocols of the emergent area of Synthetic Biology, from the invisible signals emitted from military bases, with plants, computer viruses and analogue television.

Early career practice arose inline with the infancy of the Internet, leading to digital art, network-based art and net-casting with artist trader Kate rich, going on to form HOSTEXE and SUPERMODEM together. Later concerned with the ethical and social issues around software and hardware, Sneha co-founded Polytechic with Dominic smith, an organisation emphasising an open-source, hands-on distributive approach to art and technology. 2002-2012.

Her horizontal approach is sympathetic to all species where they are considered 'natural' or 'lab born' or those somewhere undefined as the virus. Recent work includes fieldwork and research investigating microorganisms found within our food systems- MICRO_FOOD LIBRARY which includes E-NUMBERS v2.0, an additive library on novel food and flavouring producing microorganisms.

Previously Sneha has exhibited / performed or produced workshops at: Hospitalfield, Arbroath, UK; Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK; Transitio_MX05', Fonteca Nacional, Mexico City, MX. CCA, Glasgow, UK; ICA, London, UK; Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, LV; FO.AM, Brussels, BE; The Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, CS; Watson Institute, Boston, USA; Post & Tele Museum, Copenhagen, DK.